Youth Group - Grades 4-5

Mission:

The goal of the youth groups is to provide the youth of the parish a fun faith-filled environment that will help each person grow in their relationship with God.  We meet every week, year round in the youth room and focus in on the areas of catechesis, spirituality, social justice, and building community.  We also offer many retreat opportunities and social activities to keep the youth busy such as our summer and fall retreats, CYC Convention, Bible study, worship nights, book club, ski trips, broom hockey, rafting, folf, camping, caving, lock-ins, weekly service projects, and much much more!  Don’t miss out and if you have any questions please contact Brian Shea at brians@stbernardblgs.org.

~~4th - 5th Grade Youth Group – Wednesday 4:30pm to 5:45pm

January 9 - Resolutions and Virtue - Start the new year off right as we talk about resolutions, habits, virtue, and how to take small steps to improve our faith life.  We will also have many different games available to close the night.  

January 16 - Year in Review - We will be taking a look back on 2018 and discussing the books, movies, songs, websites, and apps that can help bring us closer to God.  Our game for the week will be best of the best.

January 23 - Worship Night - Tonight we will have a relaxing night of song, prayer, and ga ga ball!  Feel free to invite your friends for this fun night.

January 30 - Happiness - This week we will take a look at what makes a person happy and how our faith can help in these areas.  Our game for the week is hungry hippos.

February 6 - Pass the Pigs - Come join us for a night of fun as we host a huge Pass the Pigs tournament.  There will be lots of prizes and snacks!

February 13 - Who Am I - Tonight we will talk about who God has created us to be and what God’s plan is for our life.  Our game for the week will be indoor kickball.  

February 20 - Pro-Life - This week we will talk about what it means to stand up for the dignity of life at our schools, in the community, and throughout the world.  Our game for the week is centipede.  

February 24 (Sunday 6:45am - 6pm) - Ski Trip - Don’t miss out on our annual trip to Red Lodge for a day of skiing and snowboarding.  Make sure you get your forms in fast as there is limited space on this trip.  

February 27 - Tradition - Come this week to learn more about the hierarchy, rules, and structure of the Church.  We will be playing noodle jousting for our game this week.

March 6 - Ash Wednesday - Tonight we will talk briefly about Lent and the Lenten Challenge and then have games.

March 13 - Prayer - This week we will talk about and learn some new prayers.  Our game for the night will be over the edge.

March 15 (Friday 6pm - 8pm) - Soup and Stations - Tonight the youth groups will be hosting Soup and Stations for the parish.  Please let me know if you can help read or make soup for this night.

March 20 - Fasting - Come learn more about the importance of fasting and simplifying our life.  We will be playing telephone charades for our game this week.

March 27 - Almsgiving - Tonight we will talk about the importance of loving and helping our neighbor.  We will also be having a giant spoons tournament!

April 3 - Movie Night (4pm - 5:45pm) — This week we will be meeting early so we can watch a movie.  Feel free to bring snacks for the movie.

April 10 - Current Events - This week we will be looking at a lot of different current events and discussing how we can bring our faith to these situations.  We will be playing plunger jousting for our game.

April 17 - Stations of the Cross - Tonight we will be praying a Stations of the Cross and talking about Holy Week.  We will have a variety of different games to end the night.

April 24 - Sin and Forgiveness - Come join us as we talk about sin, forgiveness, and healing.  Our game for the night will be yuki ball.  

May 1 - Worship Night - This week we will have a worship night of prayer, music, and some tchoukball.

May 8 - Senior Night - Don’t miss this night as the graduating seniors will be hosting everything from prayer, discussions, and the games.  

May 15 - Guinness Book of World Records - Tonight we will try to break some world records and learn what it takes to deepen our faith life.  

May 22 - End of the Year Party - We will finish the year with a BBQ, 9 Square, and many other games!

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Sandwiches for the Homeless – On the first Thursday of every month the 4th and 5th grade youth group will go to Family Services to make meals for the homeless.  You need to be at the church by 3:40 and we will be back for pickup by 5pm.

If you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call at 259-4350 or email me at brians@stbernardblgs.org. Also, youth and parents can join our middle school Remind texts to receive texts about what is going on in youth group.   All you need to do is text @ga2bd3 to the number 81010.